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Articles Tagged Sound Reinforcement Techniques

  • Friday, July 15, 2016
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    Bob Thurmond 07/15/16 01:09 PM,
    EDITOR’S NOTE: This fine article was featured in the March 2004 issue of Live Sound International. We reprint it here in celebration of our 25th anniversary. How many sound systems are in use? Many millions, for sure, and they’re found in all types of venues and for all kinds of programs. So one would think we’d know exactly how to do it by now. But there seems to be plenty of examples to prove that we don’t. Why should this… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogAVDigitalEducationLoudspeakerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, July 07, 2016
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    Chris Huff 07/07/16 06:05 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Weeping, with tears running down my cheeks, I can no longer hide my feelings. The microphone hangs lifeless; the cable, like a noose, suspends it midway down the amp for all to see. Yet the guitarist plays on, oblivious. Poor amp miking strikes again. Mixing electric guitars should be easier like mixing acoustic guitars or vocals. Know the guitar’s sound, know the song arrangement, and blend accordingly. That’s a bit simplified,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
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    Chris Huff 06/23/16 06:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Don’t we all have stories of misheard words?  It could have been a song lyric or maybe you misheard your spouse?  Maybe they mumbled a word or it just wasn’t clear what was said.  This has been the cause for a few hilarious moments at our dinner table.  The problem is that unclear words are a distraction from the message.  In the church environment, the pastor’s words must be clear and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallProductionAudioConsolesProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016
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    Ken DeLoria 06/16/16 11:18 AM,
    When it comes to microphones, there are a thousand flavors. While some manufacturers seek to advance the state of the art, others work to recreate the classic designs of the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s. It goes to show that new isn’t always synonymous with better. Look no further than the popularity of various plugins that model the tonality (i.e., distortion and other imperfections) of tape machines. The plugins – and even the use of actual tape machines themselves –… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallTrainingMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, June 06, 2016
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    Andy Coules 06/06/16 06:05 AM,
    In a continuation of my previous article (here), I’m taking a look at five more of the most common live mix mistakes I’ve encountered when attending gigs as an audience member and offering some potential solutions to these everyday issues. Excuse me while I kiss this guy. It still surprises me when I go to gigs where either the vocals can’t be heard or they’re so buried in the mix that it’s impossible to make out what they’re saying. The… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertConsolesEngineerInterconnectMixerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    Mark Frink 05/24/16 11:09 AM,
    The input list and stage plot is the audio core of any technical rider and the road map for organizing stage equipment and console inputs. Accurate advance information allows risers and backline to be placed, microphones and wedges cabled, and even a line check when the touring crew’s travel is delayed. Working for clubs, festivals or sound companies, we’re often frustrated by inaccurate paperwork reflecting a version of a band that’s months or years old. The reason for out-of-date paperwork… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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    Merlijn van Veen 05/10/16 07:49 AM,
    In this article we’ll investigate how the speed of sound in air is, for all intents and purposes, exclusively temperature dependent within the audible bandwidth of our typical applications. There are some popular misconceptions on this subject related to pressure, density, and other effects that are addressed here. The speed of sound is the distance traveled per second through an elastic medium. The medium is composed of molecules held together by intermolecular forces. Sound energy passes through the medium by… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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    Dave Rat 04/13/16 11:15 AM,
    Ideas are magnetic and when a useful concept gains popularity, minds will refine and push the limits of innovation, often to the point of absurdity and well past the point of diminishing returns. Meanwhile as a technological feeding frenzy progresses, there are often gaps between productive practices and comprehensive solutions. These gaps are what I find especially interesting to explore and solve. Take a moment and picture the scenario of overseeing a nightly posh dinner banquet. Each day setting up… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, April 08, 2016
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    Ike Zimbel 04/08/16 06:31 AM,
    When I was coming up through the ranks at a sound company in the early 1980s, I did a lot of folk festivals. Within a few years I went from mixing a small satellite stage (with monitors from front of house) to main stage monitor mixer and then to main stage FOH mixer. During this process I transitioned from running my own show on the small stage to being an active participant in every changeover as the monitor engineer to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, April 07, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 04/07/16 08:42 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I recently had the opportunity to teach a class on main sound system coverage and intelligibility at NorthWest MinCon in the Seattle area. We had a great group show up, and it was a lot of fun talking about the process of designing PA systems. While I can’t condense the entire class into a single blog post, I thought it would be good to hit some of the highlights. Here are four design… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwoofer



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